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Men’s Wearhouse to Include New Joseph Abboud Section with Separate Entrance


1101 Locust St, Walnut Creek

Men’s Wearhouse in Plaza Escuela in downtown Walnut Creek is planning on building a separate entrance on Locust St. to their new Joseph Abboud storefront according to a Design Review agenda scheduled next month. Check out this Fortune article from a couple of years ago to see how Men’s Wearhouse incorporated Joseph Abboud into their store.

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Spirit Halloween Opens in Plaza Escuela in Walnut Creek


Plaza Escuela, Walnut Creek

It’s still only August but Spirit Halloween has opened for the second year in a row in Plaza Escuela in downtown Walnut Creek. Click here for a 20% off single item coupon and get a head start on costume shopping. It’s fun to check out the displays and even though I was ready for it I got a shock surprise from some scary-looking puppet popping out at me.

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Sports Authority Closing this Spring in Downtown Walnut Creek

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1675 Olympic Blvd, Walnut Creek

Thanks to everyone for sending word that Sports Authority (previously S.A. Elite) is closing in downtown Walnut Creek this Spring in Plaza Escuela. According to USA Today, Sports Authority, “filed for bankruptcy Wednesday, citing $1.1 billion in debt and saying that its sales had slumped after it failed to keep up with consumer trends.” Look for liquidation sales to begin soon. According to an employee working in the Walnut Creek location the store should remain open for at least two to three months.

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Pressed Juicery Opens in Downtown Walnut Creek

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1179A Locust St, Walnut Creek

Last month we learned that Pressed Juicery would be opening where Pinkberry used to be in Plaza Escuela in downtown Walnut Creek on Locust St. and they have now opened. Intriguingly, in addition to cold-pressed drinks, they also offer a frozen yogurt-esque/soft serve sorbet-esque option called FREEZE. Note that although it looks like frozen yogurt, it’s NOT frozen yogurt as it only uses the same ingredients in their cold-pressed drinks, no dairy and no added sugar. Thankfully they offer samples of any of their drinks and freeze flavors. I was doubtful about their freeze but I tried the vanilla and chocolate flavors and it was delicious! I ordered a vanilla freeze (see photo below). It comes with two toppings. I tried chocolate gogi berries and blueberries which was quite refreshing. Check out their drinks menu here and here, freeze menu here and freeze toppings menu here.

It’s unfortunate they removed the outdoor seating that Pinkberry had. I thought maybe that would be added later but the server mentioned that Pressed Juicery doesn’t offer any seating by design. Maybe it’s healthier drinking/eating while standing?

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Vanilla freeze:
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